When a Christmas Eve shooting injuring 9 young people makes International news, you no longer have to worry about events such as this occuring in the middle of Chattanooga's tourist district.
Chattanooga has waited too long to do something about a problem that has been increasing in intensity for several years. I, like the rest of you, do not know what the solution is, or even if the there is a solution. It is easy to randomly place blame on one group of citizens or another. It takes trememdous courage to offer suggestions for improvement. Let us hear your serious and reasonable solutions.
Thank you Chattanooga Police for your efforts at attempting to control this public disturbance. It must be very dangerous to be wearing a uniform in the midst of such a melee; and also during follow-up attempts to arrest the violators on their home territory.
This sounds like it could become a model program for all schools. Creativity fosters higher order thinking and problem-solving skills. Too often students' creativity is wrongly squelched in schools in order to provide an emphasis on math and science skills as set forth by the nation. Our students (and our nation) would be better served if creativity was used as a method to promote math and science learning. Good work, art teacher Joshua Coleman and Principal Rodney Knox for not only allowing your studnets to think outside the box, but doing so yourselves.
TN has a habitual motor vehicle offender act. Shouldn't there also be a criminal habitual offender act? Law-abiding citizens would be most appreciative if one of our state legislators took up the cause in the legislature to get such a law written and passed. Perhaps then we won't be reading news articles about a Chattanooga citizens being charged with 68 crimes. Of course, he may have been found innocent of the 68 charges, but that is highly unlikely.
If only we had more "Heroes" like Mr. Brown, what a wonderful world this would be.
Perhaps it's time to move away from the Chattanooga area. With 44 documented gangs with 1100 members and 463 uniformed police, this city is no longer a safe place to live or raise children or grandchildren. Why not wait for the fix? "In 1997 Chattanooga police estimated there were 10 criminal street gangs with 150 members..." It is 14 years later and we remain headed in the wrong direction. I have read the comments by readers who are quick to suggest that the actions of the gang members are a development of their low socio-economic status. Others generalize/stereotype all people of a particular race into a category of worthless criminals. I am not convinced that we have the intelligence nor desire to fix the overlying problems that are plaguing (what used to be) our wonderful city.
Thanks for the uplifting story TFP. And thanks to the Jones family for following God's lead and fulfilling Vasya's dream.
Fights after high school football games is becoming frequent. Perhaps it's time to do away with the sport and encourage all former players to participate in wrestling.
From a "real 60's hippie-chik", I think it is wonderful that the silent majority across American has finally decided to use their voices! Speak up! Speak out! And keep it peaceful! If you believe you can make a difference, you will.
Payingattention, you demonstated your interest in the Occupy Chattanooga movement by asking for more specifics. Keep an open mind, and you may soon be joining the group at Miller Park. If you don't agree with the specifics, then start your own group in Miller Plaza with fftspam.